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caddesign

Aug 28, 2012, 9:57 AM

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When I sell my Garmin GPS unit, can I transfer the Lifetime Map updates to the new owner? Yes

I always thought the answer was "no", but I just found Garmin has changed their policy.
http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=26277


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I have tested this new policy, and confirm you can update maps.


caddesign

Aug 28, 2012, 10:03 AM

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TomTom updates their iOS apps

TomTom has updated their iOS navigation apps for all countries and regions this morning, adding improved navigation to contacts and the ability to stream all iPhone audio to the TomTom car kit or other A2DP Bluetooth devices.
http://gpstracklog.com/2012/08/tomtom-updates-their-ios-apps.html#more-18071


caddesign

Aug 28, 2012, 11:03 AM

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How can I view TomTom map details of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico?
Use TomTom route planner.
http://www.routes.tomtom.com/#/map/?center=20.300003%2C-103.2&zoom=9&map=basic

Partial Coverage of Mexico 75%.
Coverage information includes 43% street network in Mexico, with detailed coverage of 66 cities including Mexico city and Guadalajara.


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:04 AM

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Garmin Ltd and TomTom NV are gearing up for battle as the world's two biggest navigation companies plan to lure customers back with new products offering extra features.
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/satnav-battle-heats-drivers-look-170217901.html


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:05 AM

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Garmin has announced new pedestrian and public navigation features for their StreetPilot Onboard and Navigon apps, bringing CityExplorer-like features to your smartphone. With the new Urban Guidance (in-app purchase) feature, public transit options will be considered in pedestrian routing decisions, while the Last Mile Navigation feature (Navigon apps only) will automatically mark your location when you park your car.
http://gpstracklog.com/2012/08/garmin-mobile-apps-get-cityxplorer-features.html


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:07 AM

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Garmin CityXplorer review
http://gpstracklog.com/2009/06/garmin-cityxplorer-review.html

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On a recent trip to San Francisco California china town, I found that using Garmin CityExplorer maps very helpful.


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:09 AM

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Garmin nuvi comparison chart
It seems that Garmin is trying to create a nuvi for everyone, but with so many models in the marketplace, theyíve also created quite a bit of confusion. To help you navigate your way to the ideal nuvi, Iíve created the chart below. For a quick overview of the different series.
http://gpstracklog.com/compare/garmin-nuvi-comparison-chart

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The chart may be helpful for those looking for a Garmin GPS unit with Mexico map included.


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:10 AM

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TomTom has announced that their long-awaited Android app will be released this October. While prices were not announced, we do know that lifetime map updates, text-to-speech, IQ Routes and advanced lane guidance will be included, while HD traffic and speed camera alerts will be available as in-app purchases.
http://gpstracklog.com/2012/08/tomtom-for-android-set-for-october-release.html


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:26 AM

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Garmin has released a new version of Basecamp software.
http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/basecamp


caddesign

Sep 9, 2012, 7:54 AM

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The price for Garmin LifeTime map updates, continues to drop in 2012 to
$59.95
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-numaps-north-america-lifetime-updates.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhz_P18xEeY
 
Notes
1. I purchased my first Garmin Lifetime map, gift card in 2009 for more than $100.
2. This product may not be compatible with all Garmin GPS units.


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:43 AM

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Garmin vs. TomTom: Which GPS Should I Buy?
As a long-time reviewer of GPS devices, one of the tougher questions I'm often asked is whether Garmin or TomTom makes the better products. The good news is that both are tops in the class. Garmin still holds the lead in sales, but the two are so close in feature sets, pricing, and routing accuracy, that you generally can't go wrong with either one. In this article I'll try to break it down further, so you can see where the specific differences between the two lie.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409093,00.asp


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:45 AM

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Garmin Nuvi Models - Approximate Release Date History
Garmin introduced the first nuvi's back in 2005 as a major upgrade in product design from the legacy StreetPilot series. Since that first nuvi 300, there has been a steady stream of new model anouncements in this series. The model numbering sequence and feature sets are far from logical and can cause confusion in our discussions in the forum. I thought it would be helpful and interesting to have a comprehensive reference list of the various model groups and their approximate release dates.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/37811


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:47 AM

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Five free and mostly free iPhone navigation apps
Not content with the new Apple Maps? Try one of these five navigation apps for the iPhone.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57517406-48/five-free-and-mostly-free-iphone-navigation-apps/


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:48 AM

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Telenav has announced Scout for Andriod this morning, a free navigation app that offers turn by turn routing, local search, traffic, voice recognition, and automatic rerouting for free.
http://gpstracklog.com/2012/09/telenav-introduces-scout-for-android.html


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:52 AM

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Nestle taps GPS tracking in modern Willy Wonka contest
Nestle recently launched a 21st century Willy Wonka-style contest in the U.K. with a slightly alarming title: "We Will Find You."
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57517361-1/nestle-taps-gps-tracking-in-modern-willy-wonka-contest/


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:53 AM

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Hands on with TomTom for Android
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63OCtf7MLKA


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 7:54 AM

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Hunters find body 18 months after GPS debacle
In March of 2011, Albert Chretien and wife Rita, followed their GPS onto a Forest Service road and got stuck in mud (pictured below) at about 6000 feet elevation. Three days later, he set out for help, guided by an auto GPS. Rita was found alive at the van 49 days later, but Albertís remains were never located until now.
http://gpstracklog.com/2012/10/hunters-find-body-18-months-after-gps-debacle.html


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 8:06 AM

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Suction Cup Tips
Over the years I've become really good at getting GPS suction cup mounts to stick, and I've learned quite a few tricks along the way. Often you can just take the mount out of the box, press it up against the windshield, and drive away. Other times you might not be so lucky. If your suction cup has lots its suck, and you are beginning to think the mount sucks, here are some tips.
http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=1188


caddesign

Oct 8, 2012, 9:01 AM

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How to Build a Car Mount for Your Cellphone from Office Supplies
I wanted to take full advantage of the mapping and other car-friendly features on my Android phone without having to look down or have the phone slide under off my leg and under my foot, especially when traveling in rental cars.
http://lifehacker.com/5747897/how-to-build-a-car-mount-for-your-cellphone-from-office-supplies


caddesign

Oct 10, 2012, 3:39 PM

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MEXICO GPS ATLAS 2013
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm


caddesign

Nov 2, 2012, 8:05 AM

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Just in time for the busy holiday driving season, Garmin has released fresh new maps.
City Navigator North America NT 2013.30
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1456&pvID=83388


caddesign

Nov 2, 2012, 10:40 AM

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Tips and Tricks for using your GPS unit for the busy holiday driving season.

1. I learned the hard way not to update maps while on vacation or 4 hours before starting a long driving trip. Something will always go wrong.

2. Last year I forgot to carry my spare GPS unit that had fresh new maps installed. It would have been nice to have it when my GPS unit broke 3000 miles from home.

3. I found out it is easier to replace a dead GPS battery at home then while on vacation,
A typical GPS battery will last for about three years.

4. Be sure you have fixed and tested any problems with the GPS unit before using it on vacation. Always carry a new paper map just in case.

5. Take some time to learn, free software from Garmin and TomTom for planning a long trip.

6. Mounting the GPS unit to the windshield in the cool early morning, will fall off in the late afternoon when the windshield becomes hot.

7. Twice I found fresh new maps of North America will not work on Europe roads.
Now my wife will confirms I have installed the correct memory card in the GPS unit.

8. In California, it is cheaper to update Safety Cameras Alerts on the GPS then pay for a speeding ticket.

9. Garmin City Explorer Maps are very useful to have in a big city like New York.

10. Cheaper to remove the GPS unit from the car and carry the unit into hotel room, then pay for a broken window and new GPS.

My number one reason for buying a GPS.
When my wife ask where are we now? I only need to point to the map on the screen.

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I have always found its cheaper for me to learn from others peoples mistakes then to make them myself.


(This post was edited by caddesign on Nov 2, 2012, 10:42 AM)


caddesign

Nov 18, 2012, 7:32 AM

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TomTom released map version 9.00 for download and purchase.
http://discussions.tomtom.com/t5/News-and-announcements/Map-v9-00-available/td-p/373598

Partial Coverage of Mexico 77%


(This post was edited by caddesign on Nov 18, 2012, 7:34 AM)


caddesign

Dec 24, 2012, 7:15 AM

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Garmin Express is your one-stop shop for keeping your nŁviģ, up-to-date.
Update maps
Update software
Back up, restore and transfer favorites
Install free voices and vehicles

http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html



(This post was edited by caddesign on Dec 24, 2012, 7:19 AM)


caddesign

Dec 24, 2012, 7:18 AM

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How to update Garmin firmware using WebUpdater
Garmin rolls out lots of firmware/software updates (terms that I will use interchangeably here)
for their GPS receivers. Sometimes itís bug fixes, sometimes you get new features
(though the latter is more likely with handheld units than auto).
But for many owners, itís a mysterious process or an option they arenít even aware of.

http://gpstracklog.com/...sing-webupdater.html
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